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Martin Glenn, the Football Association’s heavily criticised chief executive, faces further embarrassment after admitting the organisation Adidas Patrick Maroon Womens Jersey deliberately chose a black woman to investigate the Mark Sampson race allegations – without apparently realising the FA’s lawyers had already sent a letter to the Guardian warning such a claim was “plainly false”.Glenn, one of the executives most under scrutiny after Sampson’s sudden sacking on Wednesday, promised he would offer a personal apology to Eni Aluko and Drew Spence if the controversial and reopened independent inquiry found that the now‑deposed England women’s manager had made racial comments to the two players.
However, Glenn also went on to say he had made it a condition to have a woman who is not white in charge of the inquiry, without appearing to realise that the FA’s solicitors, Farrer & Co, had written to the Guardian on 25 August to say that any suggestion that it had deliberately chosen a black woman would be inaccurate and construed as a personal attack. “That suggestion is plainly false and categorically rejected,” it read.In an even more strongly worded letter, the same legal firm followed that up on Thursday by saying that the colour of Katharine Newton’s skin had been “utterly irrelevant” in the http://www.authenticedmontonoilers.com/authentic-paul-coffey-jersey selection process and only an issue for those who did not understand, or wished to undermine, the investigation.Yet the FA’s inability to get its stories straight resurfaced when Glenn agreed to face the Guardian’s questions about the criticisms of the initial internal review – carried out by the FA’s technical director, Dan Ashworth, and the human resources director, Rachel Brace – in the face of criticism from the Professional Footballers’ Association that it was “not a genuine search for the truth” and “a sham which was not designed to establish the truth but intended to protect Mark Sampson”.
Glenn defended his colleagues but admitted he was still not fully satisfied at the end of the initial review and said he had brought in Newton – whom he referred to as “Kate” – because he had decided the second investigation could not be overseen by a white person.“I wasn’t certain that two Adidas Martin Brodeur Youth Jersey white people [Ashworth and Brace] – two middle-aged‑ish white people – doing the inquiry may have seen some of the shades of the issue that Eni was trying to get at. So, quite deliberately, I said: ‘I want an independent look at this and, to be blunt about it, I want it to be an employment expert, I want it to be female and I’d like it to be of a different ethnicity to us,’ in case we were missing things and in case Adidas Devils Jersey the Adidas Devils Authentic Jersey way Oilers Jersey we Oilers Authentic Jersey had done the inquiry may not have made people of a different ethnicity comfortable to speak up.”That, according to Glenn, was “above and beyond what normally would have been done. I feel good about doing that. You can pick holes but I’m not going to get into a ‘he said, she said’ about why some things were raised. You can deal only with complaints that get raised, not total hearsay. It was a full investigation.”
Glenn and his top-level colleagues, in particular Ashworth and the chairman, Greg Clarke, are under scrutiny after Sampson’s dismissal and being forced to admit http://www.authenticnewjerseydevils.com/authentic-mike-cammalleri-jersey they had never fully looked into the safeguarding investigation surrounding a complaint about his behaviour and relationship with players at Bristol Academy, his previous job.With the FA still under pressure to resolve the escalating story involving Aluko and Spence, Newton’s investigation has led to criticism from, among others, Kick It Out, the PFA and Women in Football. Glenn, however, appeared to indicate that Spence was at fault for not coming forward earlier. “If someone has had something said to them, the thing you would expect them to do is raise a complaint. The specifics of that complaint could then be dealt with. If you worked your whole life on hearsay, you’d never be able to run a classroom let alone the Football Association.”
Spence, then 22 and on her first England camp, chose not to make a complaint about an alleged incident at the China Cup in 2015 because she feared it would end her international career almost before it had begun.Instead, it was Aluko who raised it with the authorities.


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